TOP OF THEWORLD
On your free CD – the editor’s selection of the top ten new releases reviewed in this issue
BEST NE LBUM RELE SES
L DY M ISERY | G YE SU KYOL | NGULMIY
L PERL | B LK SOUND ND MORE…
01 Gaye Su Akyol ‘Anadolu Ejderi’
02 La Perla ‘El Sol’ 03 Ngulmiya ‘Dhararri’
04 Ghalia Benali, Constantinople & Kiya Tabassian ‘Mawlay’
05 Balka Sound ‘Bia Sala (Heritage)’
06 Joseph Decosimo ‘Coon Dog’ 07 Lady Maisery ‘bird i do not know’
08 Adédèjì ‘Shyphiliezation’ 09 Siskin Quartet ‘The Peewit’
10 Burd Ellen ‘The Fool’
PLUS 5 BONUS TR CKS FE T P NDIT PR N N TH, EMILY PORTM N & ROB H RBRON ND MORE…
TOP OF THE WORLD
PLUS 5 bonus tracks 11 Totó la Momposina ‘Acompañala’ 12 Emily Portman & Rob Harbron ‘Borstal Boy’
13 Wesli ‘ Fè Yo Wè Kongo Banda’ 14 Cerys Hafana ‘Y Môr o Wydr’ 15 Pandit Pran Nath ‘Raga Kut Todi’
Exclusively with the January/February 2023 issue of Songlines. STWCD160.
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TOP OF THE WORLD PLAYLIST TRACKS
01 Gaye Su Akyol ‘Anadolu Ejderi’ From Anadolu Ejderi on Glitterbeat Records Anatolian beats meet modern synth in this made-to-measure dance track by the Turkish rock singer, with infectious drum rhythms, rock’n’roll guitar lines and the sounds of Anatolia in its chorus. See p56
06 Joseph Decosimo ‘Coon Dog’ From While You Were Slumbering on Sleepy Cat Records Decosimo’s instrumental number dances between the lively and the poignant, exhibiting his deft skill and intense emotional connection to the American old-time traditions. See p46
02 La Perla ‘El Sol’ From Callejera on Mambo Negro Records The Colombian supergroup follow in the footsteps of their queen, Totó la Momposina, in this homage to the peasants of their homeland that booms with infectious percussion and vocals. See p48
03 Ngulmiya ‘Dhararri’ From Ngulmiya on Bapa Gajah For this intriguing team-up The Budapest Art Orchestra lends its subtly sympathetic arrangements to Aboriginal songman Ngulmiya’s soaring Wubuy-language vocals for an achingly beautiful track. See p57
07 Lady Maisery ‘bird i do not know’ From tenderon Lady Maisery Boasting elegant harmonies and soft instrumental support, the English folk trio explore the contradictions between city-dwelling and seeking a meaningful connection with nature. See p52
08 Adédèjì ‘Shyphiliezation’ From Yoruba Odysseyon One World Records Recalling the heyday of Nigerian funk in an exuberant return to Afrobeat, Adédèjì’s infectious brass-backed delight will have you dancing within seconds of turning it on. See p44
04 Ghalia Benali, Constantinople & Kiya Tabassian ‘Mawlay’ From In the Footsteps of Rumi on Constantinople/Note 1 Music Tunisian singer Ghalia Benali’s voice meets powerful percussion and sitar on a thrilling ride through Rumi’s poetry. See p58
09 Siskin Quartet ‘The Peewit’ From Flight Paths on Eighth Nerve Audio This album from the foursome offers up a selection of original tunes in tribute to migratory birds, including Scottish fiddler Sarah-Jane Summers’ lively ode to the northern lapwing. See p55
05 Balka Sound ‘Bia Sala (Heritage)’ From Balka Sound on Strut Records A captivating re-imagining of a Beembe traditional song from the Republic of the Congo that sees smooth saxophone and some deliciously funky guitar incorporated into a vast musical heritage. See p45
10 Burd Ellen ‘The Fool’ From A Tarot of the Green Wood on Mavis Recordings This fresh take on ‘Over the Hills and Far Away’ balances Debbie Armour’s lilting, sweet-toned voice with an instrumental drone to create an eerie rendering of the tune unlike any other. See p50
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